AMD or Intel for budget PC ???

Hi. I would like to make my self a new budget PC. The thing is I'm not really shore what to chose betwen AMD ( Abit AN-M2HD mobo + AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ ) and Intel ( ASRock 4Core1333-GLan/M + Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 ) that combines with 3 GB DDR2 800MHz and Zotac GeForce 9600GT AMP Edition. The PC is just a replacement for about 9 to 12 moths until i can make my good PC ( about 2500 - 3000 $ ). I'm looking for the best bang for a buck. Tnx for your reply and help.
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  1. Budget?
  2. Turda...Romania?

    Good luck finding the parts we'd recommend at the price we quote.
  3. I'm probably biased, but you want a low priced system, go AMD. Drop the 6000+ however, and get the 5000+BE (OC's to well over the 6000)(had mine to 3.2 before I noticed any stability issues, and had to up the volts a little)

    MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127035
    ($55)
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103194
    ($82)
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144064
    ($83, 4GB GEIL)
    HSF: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185125
    ($30, AC Freezer 64)
  4. wait, $2,000-3000 for a budget build?
  5. The thing is I need a mATX mobo ... and as the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ BE I know its very good with overclocking but it lacks the L2 Cache. And my budget is not 2000-3000 $, it about 1250 $ ( with 20" LCD ).
  6. WTH thats not a budget Pc. For the vast majority of people that would be a mainstream, for me its a high end build.
    For that budget get intel and id suggest ati.
    See if u like this :

    Pc case
    LIAN LI PC-8B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112177

    Power supply
    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    Cpu
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115042

    Ram
    Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220255

    Motherboard
    ASUS P5Q LGA 775 Intel P45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131295

    Cooler
    ASUS Silent Square EVO 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835101017

    HD
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148136

    Vga+Vga cooling
    Ati radeon HD4870 (this card is hot, but this accelero S1 can keep its temps up too 40 or 30 ºC there was a review about it somewere :p)
    Comes out today
    ARCTIC COOLING ACCELS1 Rev 2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186016
    ARCTIC COOLING Turbo Module Sleeve
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186021

    and just and a optical drive for 20 $ and thats it.

    950$ for all +300$ vga 1250$ there you go :P
    The only thing is if u wanna crossfire some day, then change the P45 motherboard for an X38 or X48
  7. Is this $1250 usd? That sounds like a mid end build.
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